Terms Used In Florida Statutes 458.3311
- Board: means the Board of Medicine. See Florida Statutes 559.545
- Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 559.545
- Physician: means a person who is licensed to practice medicine in this state. See Florida Statutes 559.545
- Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no later than 30 days after a third report of a professional liability claim against a licensed physician has been submitted, within a 60-month period, as required by ss. 456.049 and 627.912, the Department of Health shall initiate an emergency investigation and the Board of Medicine shall conduct an emergency probable cause hearing to determine whether the physician should be disciplined for a violation of s. 458.331(1)(t) or any other relevant provision of law.